Okeson named Physician of the Year

The Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society has chosen Nicholas Okeson, DO as the 2017 Physician of the Year for his outstanding leadership as President the past two years, and for his dedicated service to the osteopathic profession, patients, medical students, and community.

Dr. Okeson earned his medical degree at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri.  He completed an internship at Sun Coast Hospital as well as his residency in the Department of Family Practice.  He has been in private practice in Largo, Florida for the past twenty years.  While completing his Residency program, Dr. Okeson was honored as Chief Resident.

Active in clinical teaching, he has had Faculty Appointments at the Department of Medical Education at Sun Coast Hospital and Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has supervised intern students from LECOM-Bradenton.

Dr. Okeson is an active member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees.  For the past ten years he has been a member of the PCOMS Board serving in several offices prior to becoming President in 2015.

He has medical staff appointments at Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He is further Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. For his dedicated service and outstanding leadership, PCOMS is proud to honor this outstanding osteopathic physician with the 2017 Physician of the Year Award.

Dr. Okeson is the son of Don & Judy Okeson of Weskan.  He is a 1987 graduate of Weskan High School

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